Category: Lunar scraps

Tuesday, August 03, 2004
July 31st: An orange Moon

On Friday night around 23:30 UT I shot some images of the Moon from my backyard. The 14-day-old Moon stood low above the southern horizon, and looked deep orange.

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The colour image was shot with the Nikon Coolpix 4500 and the TAL 100RS (4-inch refractor) using a 20mm Vixen Lanthanum eyepiece.

After processing the image the contrast between the dark mare and brighter highlands become clearly visible.  In the Mare itself you can see darker and lighter patches of Mare material. The Tycho and Copernicus lunar rays are also clearly visible on the processed image.

The image was stacked and processed using Keith’s Image Stacker. I stacked 19 original images (1600x1200, 1/15s, f3.3, ISO 100, spot metering) into 1 new image. The image was processed using unsharp masking and some adjustment of levels/histogram.

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Sunday, May 30, 2004
Clavius and copernicus region captured with coolpix 4500

Last night I tried to capture the Clavius and Copernicus region with the TAL 200K and the Coolpix 4500. I used a 10mm eyepiece ( 200x ) and 3x optical zoom to shoot the images below. I also used the Baader IR/UV blocker and Contrast Booster. The first image is a close-up of the Clavius area, the second is Copernicus and it’s surroundings. The orientation is at it looks through the telescope. I did some unsharp masking on both images.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Lunar images 24-05-2004

On monday may 24th I shot some images from the Moon with the TAL 200K, a 10mm Lanthanum eyepiece (200x) and the Baader IR/IV Blocking filter combined with the Baader Contrast Booster. Here are the first results.

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Posted by Math on 05/26 at 03:08 PM | filed in: Lunar scraps | Print
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Digital images: 4-day-old Moon

On Saturday the 24th of April I observed a 4-day-old Moon, especially the area around Mare Nectaris, Fracastorius and Theophilus and Piccolomini. A detailed report will be published in the Solar System section. Here are two images of the Moon taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and the TAL 200K.

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Thursday, April 01, 2004
10-inch Skywatcher and the Moon

On Tuesday the 30th of March I observed together with a fellow observer who just lives down the road. He owns several telescopes but tonight we tested the Skywatcher 10-inch newton on an equatorial mount. We compared views of the moon, planets and some deepsky objects, using different eyepieces. We also took some pics of the moon and saturn. I will post a bigger lunar image next week in the solar system section. Here is a first unprocessed image we took with the Nikon Coolpix 4500, a Vixen Lanthanum 25mm eyepiece and the 10-inch Skywatcher telescope.

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